Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

The first acknowledgement must go to the lord above, for he is the beginning and the end of all things. To those who have passed on through the veil of life, may they find peace.
Health is a treasure, just like the revered greenstone, and we must work together to reach the pinnacle of health together. Health of the body, the family, the mind and the spirit.
Let there be life!

Our whanau at TRM come from the length and breadth of Te Tairawhiti and travel from Te Matau a Maui (Hawkes Bay). The principal Iwi tribal groups of the Tairawhiti district are Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Rongowhakaata and Ngai Tamanuhiri whose tribal boundaries are situated within the Turanganui-a-Kiwa/ Poverty Bay district as outlined in the map below.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Three Rivers Medical (TRM) acknowledges our clear obligations under the Te Tiriti o Waitangi to enhance and improve the design of access to delivery and evaluation of health and disability support services and programmes which impact Maori.

As healthcare providers, providing cultural safety for Maori, TRM will always demonstrate a willingness and ability to recognize and respect Maori values and customs.

TRM supports the implementation /integration of Maori Models of Health which are holistic in approach. Mason Durie has summarized 4 key determinants of health for Maori:

  • Te taha Whanau (family & community aspects)
  • Te taha tinana (physical aspects)
  • Te taha wairua (spiritual aspects)
  • Te taha hinengaro (mental and emotional aspects)